The Bayern Munich coach believes his team never stopped believing in winning the German Bundesliga title this season.
Last December, Bayern Munich was in the second place of the German Bundesliga table nine points behind Borussia Dortmund.
Fast forward to last week, and the team was able to lift its 29th national championship.
According to manager Niko Kovac, it was all because his team never stopped believing in the title.
“Thanks to my team and our fans, we did a great job,” Kovac said to the club’s official website after winning his first title with the Bavarians.
“We got off to a very good start, but then had a rough patch lasting one and a half months,” he added.
“We pulled ourselves together,” praised Kovac. “You have to respect what the team then achieved after all the criticism.”
“Only great champions can show this kind of reaction.”
President Uli Hoeness wanted to ask: “The team shortened the gap with an incredible, energetic performance. The match against Dortmund, in particular, was the turning point. That’s when we turned the goal difference on its head.”
“It’s a very special title because for the first time it looked very unlikely at Christmas.”
“It was an excellent battle with Dortmund. Everyone has tried to perform better and to outdo the others,” remarked Hasan Salihamidzic.